PowerItYourself.com’s “Sheet Metal Welding Simplified” eBook has been released!

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The first edition of “Sheet Metal Welding Simplified”v. 1.0 ebook has now been released!.

Welding is a very valuable skill, allowing you to create just about any device, component, or part that you could imagine. Learning to weld is similar to learning how to drive; welding gives you the freedom to explore, create, and build your dreams.

One of the more difficult aspects of welding involves thin sheet metal. Being able to weld thin metals gives you the ability to build/repair automobile bodies, tanks, vessels, BBQs, smokers, trailers, airfoils, fans, endless variations of artwork even your own personal aircraft!

With a little guidance and practice even a novice welder can learn to properly join thin sheet metal.

You can Purchase your copy of “Sheet Metal Welding Simplified” by visiting PowerItYourself.com’s eStore.

The tips and techniques shared in the “Sheet Metal Welding Simplified” eBook will help the novice to intermediate welder improve their sheet metal welds.

Welding Sheet Metal Simplified eBook

Topics Include:

  • Welding Basics
  • Types of Welds
  • Selecting the Proper Shielding Gas
  • Shielding Gas Selection For Tig Welding
  • Shielding Gas Selection For short arc MIG Welding
  • Weld Preparation
  • Sheet Metal Welding
  • Why is thin sheet metal more difficult to weld?
  • Intermittent Stitch Welding
  • Differences between welding carbon and stainless steel
  • Fluxes
  • Thin sheet metal welding Tips and Techniques
  • Fixtures & Heat Dissipation
  • DIY Weld Inspection
  • Metal / Weld Color
  • Proper Weld Shape
  • Troubleshooting
  • Proper Heat Output
  • Weld Speed
  • Dirty Tig Electrode or Mig Nozzle?
  • Torch Angle
  • Proper Torch Distance / Wire Stick Out
  • Welding thin Sheet Metal – Step – By – Step Overview


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  • Hi, I love your site and your energy philosophy. I live in Sarasota FL and i know how the deed restricted HOA communities go:( I like the concept of woodgas, but everything I’ve seen fills the bed of a pickup truck and weighs a ton. Considering you time, money, HOA constraints, have you thought about biogas, hydrogen from aluminum cans in sodium hydroxide, or maybe since you’re in the turbine industry, a clised rankine cycle or ORC cycle? With any external combustion process (steam, stirling, etc), you wouldn’t need to go through the trouble of gasification. It would be as simple as getting a car a/c scroll compressor to run as expander, a 30 plate heat exchanger/ condenser or other heat exchanger, and a pump. You seem like you’d have the skill set to pull it off!

    • Jfedock

      You have some very interesting suggestions ! I agree I needed to re-think my approach to life in general. Instead of trying to force my will upon the world I am now looking to see how I can help the world while achieving my own dreams at the same time.

  • Hey, I just want to be clear, I think woodgas is a great concept to produce a gas compatible with existing technologies and if you designed a relatively small, lightweight unit, I’d be the first taker. As you know, sometimes we need to compromise and generate income for our final goals. I wasn’t trying to be a “Negative Nancy”. I love all this stuff!

    • Jfedock

      One of the reasons I put the gasifier project on hold was I realized I didn’t have the room, access to free fuel, or anything to do with the gas once I made it (aka no generator or stove ).
      You are correct I need to generate income in order to reach our goals, I’m currently working on building a natural fertilizer enterprise which is more aligned with the needs of my local economy (so florida residential area).

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